Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Hershey's Deep, Dark Chocolate Cake

        So my mom has been asking and asking for me to make a Hershey's Deep, Dark Chocolate Cake and today I gave in. In honor of the 4th of July and having guests over I decided to get to work this morning on the cake. It is a chocolate cake with chocolate icing (my favorite :). Also, it is a very simple cake to make especially if this is your first from scratch or homemade cake. Here is the cocoa you will need to make the cake and icing, Wal-Mart carries it and you can get a big container at a reasonable price.

Just a note:  The recipe for the cake and icing are also on the back of the container. But here it is as well. Again this is HERSHEY'S Deep, Dark Chocolate Cake and not my own recipe so full props to Hershey's because this cake rocks.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup boiling water

     Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients except boiling water. Beat at med. speed 2 mins. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin) Pour into 2 greased 9" pans or 3 8" pans and bake at 350 for 30 to 35 mins. I recommend checking with tooth pick after 25 mins. Cool for 10 mins. And remove from pans. You can also bake this cake in an oblong cake pan but make sure you test it with a tooth pick after 25 mins.  Cake is done when tooth pick in middle comes out clean.

1 stick butter (melted)
2/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

      Blend with mixer med. speed until smooth; add more milk or powdered sugar if needed for desired consistency.